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Let's slow down and ask some basic questions about the whole idea
of a yoga assist - because offering and receiving great assists
depends first on knowing what an assist is. Back in the old days of
yoga assists were called "corrections." The idea was that the
student was doing something wrong and the teacher could manipulate
the wrongness away. Later came the word "adjustment," which is a
little better, conveying the student is on the right track and some
adjustments are needed.
As a fitness icon and motivational mastermind, Shaun T has helped millions of people transform their bodies and their lives through his Hip Hop Abs, INSANITY, and CIZE workouts. But people who think of Shaun T as just a workout force are missing something. He has always focused on building inner strength first, then moving to the exterior. And that inner focus started in his own life. He became the man and motivator he is today after escaping from the abuse he suffered as a child, and fighting his way back from a 50-pound weight gain in his early 20s. He knows first hand that you can’t drop weight or enjoy better health until you overcome the mental obstacles that cause bad choices in the first place.
In T is for Transformation, Shaun T unveils the 7 transformational principles that guided his progress through life and that are at the core of his incredibly successful workouts. T is for Transformation is a motivational master class as Shaun shows you how to become more flexible and resourceful, give everything you've got, and, most importantly, trust and believe in your path to success. The only real obstacles in life are the mental ones, and T is for Transformation can train you to achieve astonishing results in your own life, just as Shaun T has in his.
The Men's Health Big Book of Exercises is the essential workout guide for anyone who wants a better body. The successful backlist title has netted over 249,126 copies and sold 18,698 e-books. As the most comprehensive collection of exercises ever created, this book is a body-shaping power tool for both beginners and longtime lifters alike. This book contains hundreds of useful tips, the latest findings in exercise science, and cutting-edge workouts from the world's top trainers. Backed by the authority of Men's Health magazine, this revised edition of the backlist bestseller will feature 100 new cutting-edge fat loss exercises in 20 different workouts designed by BJ Gaddour, the Fitness Director for Men's Health magazine. The new material includes 42 no-equipment-needed cardio exercises that are perfect for at home or at the gym and new fitness routines that range from 5 to 30 minutes with a special "Create-Your-Own Circuit" feature for an endless number of customized workouts. All of the exercises will include variations for all fitness levels, from beginner to advance. This book will also be updated with a new introduction from the original author Adam Campbell. The revised edition contains 1,350 photographs, showing movements for every muscle and a training plan to match every fitness goal.
Restorative yoga is a gentle but powerful practice that is desperately needed in today's crazy-busy culture. It is rapidly gaining in popularity around the world because of its ability to relieve stress, heal the body, and promote overall well-being. Here world-renowned yoga instructor Ulrica Norberg shows the simple poses that will help you release anxiety, promote digestion, relieve headaches, recover from injuries, and more. Bolster pillows, yoga blocks, and blankets are an important part of restorative yoga. Norberg shows how to get the most out of your practice by utilizing these simple, easy-to-find props. Yogis will discover the power of letting go in both body and mind, opening themselves to greater possibilities in their yoga practices and in life. Accompanied by gorgeous full-color images that are as inspiring as they are useful, this book will change your yoga practice forever.
Yoga and the City photographically documents a variety of people who are committed to yoga philosophy and yoga lifestyles in big cities - people, who live in the middle of hustle and bustle, but manage to maintain their harmony and happiness. It doesn't matter what is surrounding them, what really matters is how they look at everything around them. Possibly, when people see this photography, they will decide to try yoga or meditation. Yoga and the City combines art, spirituality, and sport. It is a reflection of strength and power - strength to overcome adversities and to find balance while living in a fast paced environment. Yoga is a way to find alignment, to become closer to your spiritual core.
Celebrated yogi-musician Girish opens new possibilities for transforming your life through song, combining the ancient art of singing mantra with twenty-first century neuroscience research.
For as long as he can remember, Girish has created rhythm to accompany life. His first experience of music as sacred art came in college, playing with jazz bands. During improvisational sessions, he recalls, there were these unexplainable moments of synchronicity and intuition that felt like magic. This led Girish to an unexpected journey a seeming detour to live as a monk in an ashram for five years that inadvertently nourished his musical artistry. Here, he studied Sanskrit as a means to understand the deeper meanings of ancient chants, which sparked a life-changing event that led him back to music and to combine music with Sanskrit chants. Now he shares what he s learned to help people of all ages, backgrounds, and traditions to transform body, brain, and life through mantra and music.
With Music and Mantras, Girish has created an interactive toolkit including more than ninety minutes of companion audio material for personal transformation through singing, sharing his own experience as a musician, yogi, and former Hindu monk. Weaving simple, elegant mantras from ancient traditions with neuroscience, Girish shows us how to achieve greater peace of mind, clarity, calm, focus, and even improved health and wealth through the yogic art of chanting an ideal practice for singing our way to happiness, health, and prosperity.
Steer Your Life Using the Wisdom of Your Four Inner Voices Discover an exciting new way to connect to your inner compass so you can create lasting transformation. Author Meadow DeVor shares simple hands-on meditation and contemplative exercises, along with basic yoga poses, to help you connect to your four inner voices--the mind voice, heart voice, body voice, and soul voice. This book's brilliant inquiry techniques will help you integrate your inner wisdom for deeper connections to your loved ones and to who you really are. These fascinating tools clarify the messages you receive from your four unique voices so you can understand the advice and direction that they provide. The Art of Wayfinding shows you how to fine-tune your inner-listening skills and chart a course toward the life you've always wanted.
First published in 1945, Pilates Return to Life Through Contrology contains the authorised, legal, edited, and original Library of Congress version of Joseph H. Pilates and William J. Millers first complete fitness writings. It details the exercises, poses, and instructions fundamental to the matwork developed by Joseph and Clara Pilates. Based on his concepts of a balanced body and mind, and drawn from the approach espoused by the early Greeks, these are the exercises that continue to sustain a world-wide revolution in fitness strategies and exercise techniques. Joseph Pilates has been nothing short of revolutionary in his impact on the world of fitness and exercise. Readers will learn and view the original 34 exercises that Pilates taught to his students, many of whom have become exercise gurus in their own right. These carefully designed exercises constitute the results of decades of scientific study and research into the variety of physical ills that upset the balance of body and mind. Practitioners of Pilates forms and exercises in the 21st century continue to expand upon this earlier work by presenting a variety of creative new approaches involving circular movements, standing postures, and core strengthening exercises using props such as tubes, weights, poles, bands, magic circles, mini-balls, stability balls, foam rollers, and more. Now included in this Revised Edition are 18 additional pages of explanations of what has transpired since the original 1945 work, along with several photo/text sequences of the latest 21st-century enhancements in the Pilates world. There are new descriptive pages of text that first describe the fitness principles evolved from Pilates original Contrology work. This is followed by detailed text describing 21st-century evolutionary developments that present the key dancers, choreographers, and leaders in the Pilates Studio and certifying organisations through the present. This section ends with a discussion of evolutionary props and apparatus developments, plus 21st-century sample exercises drawn from the larger book, "Pilates Evolution for the 21st Century". Following this section are three complete prop-based demonstration exercises that include both photographic sequences (four per exercise) and step-by-step instructions for 21st-century Pilates exercises using the magic circle, elastic resistance, and the small fitness mini-ball.
Say goodbye to unsightly and dangerous belly fat in just three weeks with this easy-to-follow diet and exercise program-includes 65 recipes. Muffin tops, love handles and pot bellies have finally met their match with The Belly Burn Plan, an easy-to-follow diet and exercise program that yields measurable results in just six weeks. Developed for the millions of men and women with too much belly fat, The Belly Burn Plan will help you shed belly fat fast and for good in just three steps: Eat Right for Your Body Type: Discover the best foods for your metabolism to lose weight naturally. Get Moving: Shorter, targeted, high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts tailored to your fitness level help improve glucose metabolism and fat burning. Stress Less, Sleep More: Make the lifestyle changes that will have a lasting impression on your body and overall health. Linked to heart disease, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome, belly fat isn't just unsightly, it can be dangerous to your health. You have the power to not only change the way you look, but also how you feel. The Belly Burn Plan kicks off with an effective 3-Day Cleanse and includes 65 quick and easy recipes that will blow your taste buds away while shrinking your waistline. Prepare to say goodbye to belly fat and hello to a lean, healthy body.
Reduce stress, release pain and create whole body harmony with this practical introduction to Qigong and the yin/yang balance of Tai Chi, the ancient Chinese arts of 'movement meditation'. From reducing stress and improving posture to balance and general mobility, the many physical and mental benefits of Qigong and Tai Chi are widely celebrated. In this accessible book, Mimi Kuo-Deemer offers practices, insights and wisdom on these arts, and shows us how to support our natural capacity for energy, balance and wellbeing. Qigong's approach is based on the Chinese Five Elements or Phases of wood, fire, earth, metal and water. Each natural element relates to an organ and meridian system in the body, and Qigong and the Tai Chi Axis will explore each of these elements as they relate to our physical, mental and emotional health. It also will include popular and widely practiced sequences and forms such as the 8 Brocades, Five Animal Frolics, Tai Chi Qigong 18 Forms and Five Element Qigong practices and explore how these lead to wholeness, nourishment and health. Part I: Wood Element: Nourishing our Roots Part 2: Fire Element: Nourishing the Heart Part 3: Earth Element: Nourishing the Mind Part 4: Metal Element: Nourishing the Spirit Part 5: Water Element: Nourishing our Deepest Wisdom
As featured on The Gothamist. The official book by Eli Walker, the rebel behind the viral Drunk Yoga phenomenon! Drink wine. Do yoga. Be happy! Drunk Yoga is taking over...not even your bookshelf is safe! The official Drunk Yoga book includes 50 fun (and funny!) variations on traditional yoga poses including: Merlot-sana Vino-yasa WERK-Sasana Shot-a-runga Sip-da-Vino-sana Malbec-asana Bottle-konasana and so much more! In addition, you'll learn the Drunk Yoga rules (so you don't make any pour decisions), partner activities (so you won't have to drink alone), hilarious fun facts, crazy stories from real Drunk Yoga classes, poems, drawings, and other fun surprises! Full of wine, yoga, jokes, and joy, Drunk Yoga is for the experienced yogi, the average barfly, the social butterfly, and the wallflower who needs a few sips of liquid courage. It's about wine. And yoga. And not taking yourself too seriously. Already a huge hit for bachelor and bachelorette parties, birthday celebrations, and even office and team-building activities, this official book is founder Eli Walker's newest way to bring Drunk Yoga to you, wherever you are. "Yoga can be as lightheartedly fun or as deeply personal as you make it. And it should be both. Yoga means "unity." It is the awakened experience of your life. I've seen people get turned off by yoga, or develop an aversion to it, because, for many, it can appear too regimented and commercialized, as it is widely marketed for the already fit and flexible. But here's the thing: there are bajillions of ways to yoga. Just one way is to do it with wine in your hand in the back of a bar. And lucky for you, here's a book about it!"
If you've experienced profound loss-be it the death of a loved one or the end of an important relationship-you may feel intense emotional or physical pain. In fact, it's not uncommon for grieving people to experience depression, anxiety, fatigue, and a variety of chronic ailments. If you've tried medication or therapy but have yet to find relief, you may be surprised to discover the healing effects of yoga. Yoga for Grief Relief combines over 100 illustrations of gentle yogic poses and the latest research in psychophysiology and neuroscience to help you get back on the path to wellness. Written by Antonio Sausys, TV host of YogiViews and the founder of Yoga for Health, an International Yoga Therapy Conference, the step-by-step exercises in this book can be tailored to your personal needs, and are designed to help you work through your loss and begin on the journey to self-knowledge and enlightenment. Grief affects both the mind and the body. Using the examples and illustrations in this book, you'll discover how the ancient practice of yoga can provide relief for both your emotional and physical symptoms. The book also explains the psychophysiological correlation between emotional grief and bodily pain that may also arise. The gentle yoga practices within include postures, breathing exercises, body movements, cleansing techniques, self-relaxation techniques, and mind reprogramming exercises. At its core, yoga is about accepting change. If you are ready to heal, this book can provide the necessary tools needed to make a meaningful transition in life with graceful awareness. To find out more, visit yogaforgriefrelief.com
In the fast changing world of '70s California three friends are chasing their idealistic visions.
James Montage believes his inventions will benefit humanity but runs into trouble after falling for the daughter of a farmer fighting the high-tech companies transforming the land into Silicon Valley.
Stephan Collins is an aspiring writer on the fast track to success until a film producer steals his story and an L.A. gang has him in their sights to settle a score.
And Greasy Greg, a hipster auto mechanic whose freewheeling life is as epic as his yoga classes, finds the good times are over when an accidental death triggers a downward spiral.
Sometimes heartbreaking, often humorous, Nirvana Blues is about the quest for love, truth and the California Dream where sometimes you need to lose everything to find your real self.
Fun and healthy yoga exercises for kids and adults. Many children do not instinctively understand the importance of relaxation and meditation. It can be a difficult concept to grasp for someone at a young age. Yoga can be an accessible and fun way for children to learn the advantages of de-stressing and relaxing. By starting yoga early, your children will develop their natural flexibility and balance while simultaneously releasing mental and physical tension. With the fun activities featured in this book, learn one hundred ways to introduce them to this healthy exercise, which could develop into a lifelong practice. Included in this book are sections discussing: Relaxation Meditation Breathing Mudras (Sanskrit for "gesture" or "attitude") Standing and sitting postures Elongated postures Games incorporating yoga Additionally, 100 Yoga Activities for Kids features full-color illustrations and diagrams on every page to aid in the explanation and instruction of each pose. Discover the amazing benefits of these elaborate and simple postures, and explore a fun and healthy activity to share together.
Turn your yoga routine on its head! Designed to take you from a beginner to an advanced yoga student, this helpful guide will help you to progress from downward dog to even the more intricate of handstand poses. Improve focus and ability as you tone your upper body and core. The Complete Guide to Yoga Inversions is the ultimate collection of the most common arm balance poses and yoga inversions that are found in a variety of styles of yoga including ashtanga, bikram, power, hatha and more. Challenge yourself with XX arm balances and yoga poses with detailed step-by-step instructions from fitness and yoga instructor Jennifer DeCurtins. Each pose includes a helpful photo along with modifications and progressions. Learn to do pivotal, foundational poses such headstand, handstand and crow. The Complete Guide to Yoga Inversions is the perfect guide to improve your ability.
Tai Chi, also known as T'ai Chi Ch'uan, is the moving form of a combination of yoga and meditation. It is an internal Chinese martial art, the philosophy of which is not to meet force with force, but to meet it with softness and follow its motion, redirecting it, and so meeting yang with yin. This book takes the reader through 24 Yang sequence. Each stage is accompanied by easily understandable descriptions of how the movements in the sequence, along with new illustrations indicating the moves. The text also references health benefits and significance within Tai Chi. Clearly written for anyone new to Tai Chi, exquisitely illustrated and beautifully made with traditional Chinese bookbinding techniques, Tai Chi makes an excellent gift for both beginners and dedicated Tai Chi enthusiasts.
As a registered dietitian and certified personal trainer, Kerri knows all too well the importance of nourishing and fueling our bodies with a well-balanced diet and why we should be keeping ourselves active. However, in recent years, the concept of eating well has become overly complicated and expensive thanks to the ever-growing diet industry trying to sell the next quick fix to help shed the pounds. This growing trend has, in turn, caused people to develop a poor relationship with food--and their bodies. Enough is enough. This book brings the readers back to the basics of nutrition. The book encourages everyone to learn the foundations of nutrition, giving the readers the knowledge to nourish their bodies appropriately and to say goodbye to fad diets for good! This book also provides readers with healthy, simple, affordable, and delicious meal ideas to nourish and fuel their day, sweet treat ideas to nourish the soul, and exercise inspiration to help keep them moving. They will learn to nourish their bodies with unprocessed, whole foods and to exercise every day in a way that is both fun and empowering for the mind, body, and soul. The author shares her nutrition and exercise philosophy with readers and helps educate and inspire them to fall in love with looking after themselves and shows them that it can be done, even with the busiest lifestyle. This book is a must-have for anyone looking to live a healthy lifestyle through better nutrition and exercise.
Here is A Preview Of What the Cross Training WOD Bible contains: A comprehensive list of the health benefits of Cross Training In depth terminology to help you understand the abbreviations and lingo used 555 Cross Training WODs (workouts) And Much More Here is A Preview of the 555 Workouts the Cross Training WOD Bible contains: Beginner workouts 'The Girls' - benchmark workouts Heroes - benchmark workouts Bodyweight workouts Running based workouts Rowing based workouts Kettlebell workouts Olympic lifting workouts Strongman workouts Short 'N' heavy workouts Minute by minute workouts Bi-element workouts Tri-element workouts Four or more workouts Hybrid workouts AMRAP workouts Epic endurance challenges - designed to obliterate even the toughest endurance athletes There really is something for everybody in here
Simply everything you need to know to learn something new; a practical course in pilates Want to learn pilates but don't know where to start? Take the first step with A Little Course in Pilates, a beginners' pilates book that is part of a new series of DK learning guides where nothing is assumed and everything is explained. Learn at your own pace, in your own time and in the comfort of your own home. Each course follows the same structure; start simple and learn the basics, build on what you've learnt and then show off your new skills! A Little Course in Pilates takes you from complete beginner to being able to master 70 pilates poses and 9 sequences. Start simple with basic pilates exercises including leg and spine stretches, build on them with the mini bridge and side kicks and take it further with climb like a tree and the swan. The step-by-step pictures show you what other courses only tell you and the practice moves keep you on the right track. A Little Course in Pilates will help you learn your new skill in no time. 8 A Little Course in... titles are available including Preserving (9781409364443), Yoga (9781409365235), Pilates (9781409365174), Wine Tasting (9781409365204), Sewing (9781409365198), Knitting (9781409365181), Baking (9781409365211), Growing Fruit & Veg (9781409365228)
Dating back to the 11th century Vedic Indian tradition, the practice of yoga didn't gain prominence in the Western world until the 20th century. Fast forward to the present day, and yoga communities are huge - and still showing steady growth. Yoga is as good for the mind as it is for the body, and its benefits include flexibility, weight loss, stress reduction, pain relief, and spiritual growth. This yoga book for beginners covers the origins of yoga including its philosophy, history, and the various styles of yoga schools as they apply to Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. The Simpkins, neuroscience professionals with over 40 years teaching experience, address the curiosities and concerns of the beginning student, such as: Where do I begin? How do I find a teacher? How do I prepare for my first class? What do the unfamiliar terms mean? And many, many more. Yoga Basics focuses on the yoga essentials of breathing, balance, and the yoga poses themselves. Meditation and relaxation techniques are also discussed to complement your yoga exercises or yoga workouts. This easy and comprehensive introduction is everything you need to learn yoga with confidence and success.
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